Daily Practices of Self-Care with a Cancer Diagnosis

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If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, you are likely experiencing a whirlwind of emotions. Amidst the fear and worry, you also experience joy and gratitude. It can be easy to become consumed with appointments and treatments, but it’s more important than ever to prioritize daily self-care. Self-care is simply the act of intentionally protecting or improving your overall wellness and happiness. Let’s review some daily practices that you can begin…

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BREATHE EASIER IN SIX STEPS

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Tired of not being able to walk to the kitchen or bathroom without getting short of breath? Do you avoid physical activities to prevent breathlessness? Or if you get out a little, does the work of breathing pretty much wipe you out the next day? Try our new Breathe Easier In Six Steps program. While we can’t reverse COPD, we CAN improve the quality of your life and your energy, and reduce complications. …

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Nutritional Tips During Your Cancer Journey

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Cancer and treatment both put a lot of strain on your body and mind.  It’s a critical time to take care of yourself yet can present with a host of challenges.  It’s important to get essential nutrients, manage a healthy weight, and stay as active as you can to keep muscle mass, and prevent complications. Yet it can be difficult when you have suffer some of the side effects both…

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A Customer’s Experience

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Physical Therapy via Telehealth As a hospital administrator, I wanted telemedicine for my small rural hospital so we could better know when our patients really did need to be transferred to larger hospitals with access to specialists.  Then, I began working with telehealth networks across the Northwest and  Pacific.  I saw numerous wins for patients and providers by the adoption of technology. In 2017, I finally got to try out…

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Car Trips

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Getting out of Dodge and traveling by car is great but the sitting isn’t easy. Sitting too long can actually make you stiff and sore. Try to stop every hour and stretch, take bathroom breaks, and find some stops along the way. Your body will be glad you did.

Telerehabilitation – What It Is And Why It Matters

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Great new article on the benefits of telerehabilitation Telerehabilitation, also known as e-rehabilitation, is a modern form of rehabilitation service that is delivered over the interactive devices. It can address a wide spectrum of health ailments, from minor health issues to emergency medical conditions. It can be especially beneficial to people in rural or remote areas.  https://www.globalmed.com/what-it-is-and-why-it-matters/

What is the Benefit of Telehealth?

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Telehealth or “virtual” visits provided over the internet, typically in a video session, are becoming increasingly more common as more hospital and clinicians adopt them. While 85% of patients want and expect virtual care, they are skeptical of the quality of care they will receive*. However studies prove that the quality and outcome of these visits are equal, if not better than, in-office visits. Sessions are still performed by qualified,…

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Telehealth Helps COPD Patients Recover After Hospitalization

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Researchers report that a pulmonary rehabilitation program delivered via telemedicine has substantially reduced readmission rates among COPD patients recovering after a hospital stay. https://mhealthintelligence.com/…/uab-telehealth-helps-copd… #copd #asthma #relief #qualityoflife #treatment #breath #therapy #happylife#telehealth

How do I keep my Parkinson’s Disease at Bay

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April is Parkinson’s Month, a disease that robs people of movement and thought.  Exercise is not only healthy but critical to maintaining balance, mobility, and performing daily life activities, and controlling symptoms.  So keep moving!!  Even if you’re chair or bed bound, you can exercise. Rotation and extension are two movements often lost as the disease progresses, yet vital for safe mobility and function.  The below simple exercises help control…

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